Back in 2010, I found myself thrown into the world of homeschooling. It wasn’t as the result of soul-searching, but a spur-of-the-moment decision as the direct result of chronic bullying. I suppose you could say I made that decision as I really wasn’t aware what it would entail!
I went looking for books to help me, but couldn’t find what I wanted. There were a lot of resources for Christian families, and tons more for younger children, but for the age and outlook of our children…nothing. And you know what they say about not finding what you want. Yep, that’s right! You’ve gotta do it yourself!
The Dog Ate My Experiment! is the result of more than seven years homeschooling two children right up to tertiary-level study. But, before that, I was already a writer, with experience teaching teenagers and adults in college and corporate environments. I’ve even run training departments. I took all these experiences (and my years in Corporate ended up being more valuable than even I had suspected!), bundled them with my thoughts on educating our children and wrote a book about it.
But what’s in the book?
The Dog Ate My Experiment! is 286 pages of strategies, advice, tips and hints. It’s not meant for young children, but for teenagers. It also guides parents using the British system of education, which is more universal than the system in the United States. I write about:
- Why parents homeschool
- How to craft a mission statement
- Involving family and friends
- The characteristics you need as a successful homeschooling parent
- Recommended subjects for the primary and secondary years
- The IGCSE and how it’s an international educational standard
- How to pass exams
- The pre-college/university years
- SWOTing tertiary institutions
- Resources available
Where can I get it?
The Dog Ate My Experiment! is available from your favourite online book retailer (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository) and via special order from your local bricks-and-mortar store. Its recommended retail price is US$24.99, although it can be sold for more at stores with “free shipping”.
Can I get a preview of it?
You sure can! Just sign up for the Challis Tower newsletter below and you’ll get access to a chapter on how to pass exams! Happy reading…